50 Really High Quality Photoshop Navigation Menu Tutorials While waiting our SEO series to come out, I showcased for you pretty huge and comprehensive navigation, menu and button tutorial article. All of those tutorials are selected carefully just featuring here, the most high quality ones. Navigation is very important aspect in every web-design, because it is usually the place where people will click the most as well as notice creative and usable buttons. Really all we need is to get visitor remember our site! To complete and sharpen you need to use Photoshop here, actually version doesn’t matter, I am sure everything can be completed in any of PS previous versions too! Let’s get started and learn how to create shiny, clean, stylish, glossy or even 3D navigation menus! 1.Content Box With Orange Banner Heading In this tutorial you will learn how to create a content box similar to the ones used on this site, where the corners are rounded and the heading has a 3D effect. 2. 3. 4. Design a beautiful navigation bar in Photoshop. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Create Demo: An Easy Way To Present Adobe Fireworks Design Prototypes Advertisement With its structured approach to organizing assets, Adobe Fireworks can be a pleasure for designing and prototyping. But demonstrating your designs on a wide range of devices can be time-consuming and could even require some degree of coding. The Create Demo extension addresses some of these issues. It automatically converts your Fireworks documents into portable presentations, which can then be easily presented in any browser — desktop or mobile. Overview Why Is It Needed? This extension makes the process of preparing and exporting your Fireworks PNG files as presentations quick and painless. The only thing you will need to think about is where to upload the presentation (i.e. whether to present it online or on your iOS or Android device). A Bit Of Background The “Demo Current Document” used to be a great feature in Fireworks that I often used to show off website concepts and designs to clients. Installation And Requirements Download Create Demo from Adobe Exchange. Basic Use <!
31 Practical Website Interface Design Tutorials Designing a website has never been easier. If you asked a web designer who been long enough in the industry, they could tell you there’s actually not much resources, articles nor communication channels regarding web design/develop in the older days, let alone high quality free tutorials. If you intend to create your own personal websites or perhaps redesign your blog theme, it’s not something too hard already. Thanks to generous designers and contributors, the net is full of great tutorials with step by step guides helping you building web interfaces and navigation. Headers and Navigation Creating effective navigation for websites are essentially important as they determine how visitors surf and navigate your website. Retro Dark Blue Header DesignHow to create a dark blue header with a retro spin on it. Full Layouts For those who wish to create a website and with no idea at all, here are tutorials that guide you through designing the entire webpage layout, head to toe.
Easy Photo Grunge Effect In this tutorial, we’re going to explore some non-destructive image editing. With these techniques, you can bring out the best in an image, or absolutely destroy the graphic, but still keep the original photo intact. So to begin, find a photo that you’d like to make dirty. Something that might feel bland as is, and could use more of a grungy feel. Here is what I’ll be using: Crank the Colors Now, we want to increase the contrast and the intensify colors of the photo, but do it in a non-destructive way (by non-destructive, I simply mean we do not want to lose the data from the original image as we modify the appearance of our graphic). First, Duplicate the Layer. As you can see, we’ve increased the image’s sharpness as well as its saturation. High Pass for Sharpness The High Pass filter gives a photo that refined, sharp look that is hard to obtain using only a camera. Make a new duplicate of the original layer. Now, Go to Filters > Other > High Pass. Mix and Match Tint and Grain
Pixelated Art [AT] Livejournal [DOT] Com 50 Most Impressive Photoshop Tutorials of 2011 Photoshop has the ability to read and write raster and vector image formats. Photoshop has ties with other Adobe software for media editing, animation, and authoring. Photoshop’s primary strength is as a pixel-based image editor, unlike vector-based image editors. However, Photoshop also enables the creation, incorporation, and manipulation of vector graphics through its Paths, Pen tools, Shape tools, Shape Layers, Type tools, Import command, and Smart object functions. There are thousands of thousands of Photoshop tutorials created by talented designers around the world every year. Here we have collected the most impressive and most useful Photoshop Tutorials of 2011. Create a Super Running Motion Scene It is difficult to present motion scenes in a picture because it is not like movie. Create a Fantastic Batman Symbol in Sky If you are batman fans, you will be interested in this tutorial. Design a Fabulous Science Fiction Movie Poster Design a Great Geometric Lighting Effect
How to Design a Unique and Unforgettable Logo [Infographic] When it comes to logo design, you ultimately want it to convey your brand in the best possible manner. At the same time you don’t want it to take up too much space. That is the greatest challenge – to be able to create a winning impact within the space constraints. 1. Never make the mistake of rushing into creating a logo design. 2. You would obviously want your logo design to catch the attention of the customer. 3. One of things you need to really focus on is to make sure your logo design is not too cluttered or too fancy. 4. There are so many companies who invest a fortune on their logo design only to realize later that their logo doesn’t work on a product wrapper! 5. One critical mistake people make is to cram in too much information in their logo design. 6. You might select a font that looks great on paper but when you use it in the logo it hampers readability. 7. Great logo design will always focus on using complementary colors that looks good against a black or white background.
Creating a Stunning Old-World Look in Photoshop In this tutorial, we are going to create a sort of old-worldy composition featuring a compass and making use of some awesome vector artwork from Arsenal. As always there is a PSD file at the bottom of the tutorial. In this instance, I would highly recommend downloading it as this is quite a complex composition. Be warned this is a LONG tutorial! Oh and in case you're wondering, inspiration comes from a really neat set of books, one of which is called the Golden Compass (actually they are making the book series a movie now!). Assets To do this, we're going to need a few assets to work with. Additionally I needed a compass image which I got from iStockPhoto for $1. Part 1 - the Banner I've split this tutorial up into two sections, then at the end we bring them together to form the final image. Step 1: So first of all, we start with a background gradient. Foreground color - #35444b Background color - #1a2023 Step 2: Now the next thing to do is paste in the first of our vector images. Step 3:
Workflow Technique #051 One of the skills that separates novice photographers from the more experienced is an awareness and control over “Depth of Field” (commonly referred to by its abbreviation “DOF”). Sometimes, to get the shot, we need to use a very small aperture. When we do, not only is the subject in sharp focus, but features in the background and/or foreground can compete for attention. This tutorial will walk you through the steps in using a new feature in Adobe Photoshop CS: the Lens Blur filter. If you take an image where the subject is at a distance, everything in the image at that same distance will be equally sharp. Features in front or behind the subject will have less sharpness. Figure 1. There are three basic facts to DOF. • DOF increases as a lens is stopped down (i.e., the f/number is increased); • DOF increases as focal length decreases; • DOF increases with subject distance. I had to choose. f/32? When I am out in the field, I do not calculate DOF with such precision. Figure 2. Figure 3.
50 Stunning Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials - Smashing Magazine Photoshop’s text and layer tools can be used to create some really awesome effects. We’ve put together a list of 60 of the best tutorials we could find to help you stay up to date on the latest trends and techniques. You’ll find some really cool grunge and glass styles (plus a few surprises!) and learn how some of the best designers create their unique effects. Courtesy: LemonDesign1 Instead of listing 100 plus tutorials that you’ll bookmark never to come back, we’ve decided to take you through the basics of typography, hopefully inspiring and then teaching you. You may want to take a look at the following related posts: Introduction to Typography Link Typography is the art of arranging type, designing type, and modifying type glyphs. Here are some resources to give you further insight: The Wisest Mind Has Something Yet to Learn Link And we, too, never stop being inspired, learning and creating: How to Choose the Right Type Link Guess if you can, choose if you dare. Resources to Live by Link